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 |  Oct 06 2014, 8:00 AM

Ten cars not availalbe in America, but I wish they were


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Car companies are pretty clever. A lot of time, research and money gets spent before a new product is created.

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 |  Oct 03 2014, 8:41 AM

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Sorry Honda fans, because this is like rubbing salt in an open wound. The Civic Type R will be the best performance car Honda has ever built and chances are slim of it reaching the U.S.

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 |  Sep 30 2014, 10:32 AM

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While Honda is gearing up to show off a new version of the Civic Type R at the Paris Motor Show this week, the brand is also out testing prototypes of the car. 

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 |  Jun 02 2014, 2:07 PM

With the goal set at producing the fastest front-wheel drive car to ever lap the Nurburgring, Honda has its work cut out when it comes to the new Civic Type R. 

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 |  Mar 03 2014, 3:00 PM

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The Honda Type R badge has a long history, one which the Japanese brand is resurrecting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with the Civic Type R Concept.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 5:43 AM

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Honda has taken its 2015 Civic Type-R to its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan prior to showing the new hot hatch off at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 12:11 PM

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Aiming for a front-wheel drive record lap around the Nurburgring, Honda is developing a new Civic Type R, and AutoGuide’s spy photographers snapped some shots of the car testing.

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 |  Jul 28 2013, 12:01 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel so why should this week be any different? Once again this week, fans are loving AutoGuide‘s video of the Honda Civic Si vs. the Acura Integra Type-R.

Find out what happened between the two front-wheel drive coupes and check out the other two most-watched videos below.

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Touring the Honda America Museum – Video

A (Honda) Car Geek’s Dream Come True

 |  Jul 02 2013, 12:00 PM

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Every once in a while this job affords us the opportunity to do something truly exceptional. Something that doesn’t just speak to the inner car geek nestled within our soul, but more like scream at it through a mega phone. Visiting the Honda America museum is one of those days.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 4:45 PM

A 300-hp turbocharged four cylinder might find it’s way into the next Civic Type-R.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 2:45 PM

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito just revealed plans for a Civic Type R which will have a sole purpose: being the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nürburgring. 

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 8:01 AM

In a sign that Honda hasn’t given up on its fans, or at least not in Europe, the Civic Type R is set to return.

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 |  Jun 01 2012, 7:06 AM

While just speculation at this point, it would seem that Honda is prepping a Civic Type-R for the European marketplace.

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 |  Nov 23 2010, 8:51 PM

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Some people just have all the luck. Jim Morgan from Manchester, England is the lucky winner of Honda‘s Mugen Civic Type-R Concept giveaway. This is the concept that got the limited edition Type R Mugen production car underway – of which just 20 were made for a retail price of around $100,000.

So what’s the price tag on the Concept? Priceless, especially now that Morgan is the only one in the world with it.

The giveaway was part of Honda’s participation in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and Morgan also got the opportunity to meet Honda’s BTCC drivers and a tour through Mugen’s facilities in Northampton. Morgan was the sole winner picked out of over 24,000 entries.

Now let’s hope he’ll actually keep and cherish this work of art. We hope we don’t see it on eBay anytime soon.

[Source: Topspeed]

 |  Jan 14 2010, 10:27 PM

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It has been over a decade since North America was introduced to Honda’s infamous Integra Type-R. At the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda is showing off two versions of its tuned Civic Type-R; one in hatchback form and another in sedan form. The white paint scheme with red badging that has become synonymous with the Type-R was prevalent in addition to Sports Modulo products on the sedan. For those that have been kept in the dark, Modulo is the new custom brand name of Honda Access Corporation, manufacturer of Honda aftermarket products.

As for the hatchback, it was designed and built specifically for the European market, but after receiving such rave reviews (especially from the buff books in the U.K. like TopGear, EVO and CAR) Honda has decided to offer the three-door in its home market. Powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder it makes 198-hp at 7500 rpm and 142 ft-lbs of torque at 5600 rpm. With a curb weight of just under 2,800 lbs, a firm suspension and Honda’s typical driving dynamics, the Civic Type-R is sure to prove popular.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type-R Euro

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GALLERY: Honda Civic Tye-R Sports Modulo

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Mugen Planning RR-Version of Euro-Spec Civic Type-R

Overhaul will include 237hp upgrade and the removal of the rear seats

 |  Jun 12 2009, 2:59 PM

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Honda’s odd-looking Euro-spec Civic Type-R hatchback is about to get the Mugen treatment. With the success of the Honda Civic Mugen RR sedan, the Japanese Honda-tuner wants to take on the latest Type-R, adding power, dropping weight and making an already amazing package that much better.

Mugen isn’t releasing any hard and fast facts yet, but the car is expected to rely heavily on the Mugen RR sedan, so we should expect to see the 2.0-liter engine upped to 237hp at 8000 rpm and 160 ft-lbs of torque at a lofty 7000 rpm.

The light-weight 18-inch forged alloy wheels, Brembo brakes and amazing Recaro seats will also be a part of the package. And as for those rear seats, they’ll be tossed entirely for maximum weight savings.

The real trick will be if Mugen can design an aero kit that not only works (we have no doubt of that), but which can actually make the car look good.

EVO magazine estimates the price to be in the £35,000-range – which equates to roughly $58,000.

GALLERY: Civic Mugen RR Sedan

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[Source: EVO]